Disciplinary Consequences

  • Discipline/Code of Conduct
    Board of Education Policy-Pupil Discipline/Code of Conduct #5600
     
    Every student has a fundamental right to a free public school education. Along with this right is the corresponding responsibility to join with other members of the school community in respecting one another. Students also have the right and responsibility to live by the rules of law while being entitled to equal protection under the law. It is the obligation of each student to obey school regulations and school authorities who enforce them. Therefore, the Freehold Regional High School District has established standards for acceptable student behavior. Each situation is unique and may result in more severe penalties as determined by the school administrator and/or his/her designee. When appropriate, mediation and educational interventions may be utilized.
     
    Students earn rights to privileges to participate in various activities and events over the course of their four-year high school enrollment. Students may be subject to loss of these privileges, including but not limited to, trips, prom, parking, etc., and participation may be revoked or recalled for just cause including handbook violations.
     
    Administrative/Expulsion Hearing
     
    When a student commits a serious infraction of the discipline code, the building administrator may make a referral to the superintendent for an administrative hearing. For example, if a student has three positive drug screenings, the principal will refer the student for an administrative hearing during the ten day suspension period. This hearing may result in an expulsion proceeding before the Board of Education.
     
     
    Assault
    (Defined as a person attempting to cause, or purposefully, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another.)
     
    • 10 day suspension, police notification, and parental conference and possible expulsion referral
     
     
    Bomb Threat
     
    • 10 day suspension, police notification, parental conference, and expulsion referral 
     

    Cell Phones/Electronic Mobile Devices/Remotely Activated Devices/Activating Communication Devices

    Board of Education Policy- Student Use of Electronic Mobile Devices and Remotely Activated Devices #5516
     
    • 1 day detention
     
    • 2 day detention 
     
    • 1 day suspension and parent conference 
     
     
    NOTE: Cell phones/electronic mobile devices may be confiscated. Failure to relinquish camera/cell phone (including all components) is considered insubordination and will result in further disciplinary action. Confiscated cell phones are subject to review of content by administration. If any material on the cell phone is considered illegal, pornographic, related to drug dealing or an act of bullying, the cell phone will be turned over to the local police department.
     
     
    Creating/Causing a False Alarm (fire or other)
     
    • Up to 10 day suspension pending a disciplinary hearing, possible expulsion hearing, and police referral
     
     
    Cutting Class
     
    • detention(s)
     
    • multiple detentions, Saturday detention, or pass restriction 
     
    • multiple detentions, Saturday detention, and parental conference and refer to building principal
     

    NOTE: Excessive cutting of class(es) may result in credit withdrawal

     

    Cutting Detention
     
    • detention(s)
     
    • detention(s), Saturday detention, or 1 day suspension
     
    • 1-4 day suspension
     
     
     
    Dangerous Horseplay
     
    • detention(s), Saturday detention, or 1 day suspension
     
    • multiple detentions, Saturday detention, or 1-2 day suspension
     
    • 3-4 day suspension and parental conference
     
     
    Failure to Follow Proper Procedure/Misconduct
     
    • 1-3 day detention(s)
     
    • multiple detention(s), Saturday detention, or 1 day suspension
     
    • multiple Saturday detentions or 1-4 day suspension
     
     
    False ID and/or Refusal to Give Name to a Staff Member
     
    • 1 day suspension
     
    • 2 day suspension
     
    • 3 day suspension
     

    Fighting

    (Defined as mutual engagement in a physical confrontation that may result in bodily injury to either party.)
     
    • 4 day suspension, parental conference, and possible police notification
     
    • 8 day suspension, parental conference, and possible police notification, and possible expulsion referral
     
    • 10 day suspension, parental conference, and possible police notification, and possible expulsion referral
     
    Fireworks/Explosive Devices
     
    • 1-3 day suspension, parental conference, and police notification
     
    • 4 day suspension, parental conference, police notification, and possible expulsion referral
     
    • 10 day suspension, parental conference, police notification, and possible expulsion referral
     
    Forgery/Falsification of Official or School Documents (including online communication)
     
    • 1 day suspension, parent conference
     
    • 2 day suspension, parent conference
     
    • 3 day suspension, parent conference, and referral to building principal
     
     
    Gambling/Possession of Gambling Paraphernalia
     
    Any form of gambling is forbidden in any part of the school building or grounds. Possession of gambling paraphernalia, including but not limited to, playing cards, dice, etc. is strictly forbidden and subject to disciplinary action.
     
    • detention(s),Saturday detentions, and parental conference
     
    • Saturday detentions, 1-3 day suspension, and parental conference
     
    • 1-3 day suspension and parental conference (Cards and dice may require police notification.)
     
     
    Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying
     
    Consequences for a pupil who commits an act of harassment (sexual or otherwise), intimidation or bullying shall be varied and graded according to the nature of the problem, the developmental age of the pupil and the pupil’s history of problem behaviors and performance. The consequences may include, but are not limited to:
     
    • Admonishment
     
    • Temporary removal from the classroom
     
    • Deprivation of privileges
     
    • Detention
     
    • Referral to disciplinarian
     
    • In-school suspension
     
    • After school program
     
    • Out-of-school suspension
     
    • Reports to law enforcement
     
    • Expulsion
     
    • Bans from providing services, participating in school district sponsored programs or being in school building or on school grounds
     

    Hate Crime and Bias-Related Acts

    Board of Education Policy # 8465
     
    In addition to any discipline that may be imposed under Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying or any other applicable offense, any suspected hate crime or bias related incident may be immediately referred to law enforcement.
     
     
    Inciting Behavior (Physical or Verbal)
     
    • 1-2 day suspension and parental conference
     
    • 2-3 day suspension and parental conference
     
    • 3-4 day suspension and parental conference
     
     
    Insubordinate or Defiant to a Staff Member
     
    • detention(s), Saturday detention, or 1 day suspension 
     
    • 1-2 day suspension
     
    • 2-3 day suspension and parental conference
     
    • 3-4 day suspension and parental conference 
     
     
    Internet/Intranet Violation
     
    • possible loss of privileges and/or detention(s), Saturday detention, or 1 day suspension
     
    • multiple detentions, Saturday detention, 1-3 day suspension, and loss of privilege
     
    • 2-4 day suspension and parental conference
     
     
    I-Pods and Other Personal Electronic Devices/Headwear/Laser Pointers/Skateboards
     
    • confiscate, retain, and relinquish to parent by appointment
     
    • confiscate, detention(s), and relinquish at parent conference
     
    • confiscate, 1-3 day suspension, and relinquish at parent conference
     
    Note: In order to retrieve a confiscated i-Pod or other electronic accessory, headwear, laser pointer, or skateboard, the student’s parent must contact the principal’s office to schedule an appointment with a building administrator.
     
     
    Leaving School Grounds
     
    • detention(s), Saturday detention, or 1 day suspension
     
    • multiple detentions, Saturday detention, or 1-2 day suspension
     
    • 1-4 day suspension and parental conference
     
    NOTE: Students with parking privileges are subject to additional penalties.
     
     
    Loitering/Unauthorized Area
     
    Loitering in the areas outside the building is prohibited. If a student chooses to remain in the building after the dismissal bell, he or she must be under the direct supervision of a staff member, advisor, or coach. 
     
    • detention(s)
     
    • multiple detentions, Saturday detention, or pass restriction 
     
    • 1-3 day suspension
     
     
    Outrageous Conduct/Aggressive Behavior
     
    • 1-3 day suspension and parent conference
     
    • 3-4 day suspension and parent conference
     
    • 4-10 day suspension, parental conference, and possible expulsion referral, and police notification
     
    Parking
     
    A. Parking is permitted only in student parking lot. No parking is permitted in the faculty parking lot or visitor spots.
     
    • parking permit revoked for 30 days
     
    • parking permit revoked for 60 days
     
    • parking permit revoked for the year
     
    B. No parking is permitted in municipal parking lots
     
    • parking permit revoked for 60 days (car may be towed at the owner’s expense)
     
    • parking permit revoked for the year (car may be towed at the owner’s expense)
     
    C. Excessive speed/reckless driving is prohibited on school grounds
     
    • parking permit revoked for 60 days
     
    • parking permit revoked for the year
     
    D. Cars without a hang tag/decal are not permitted in the parking lot. Hang tag must be visible through front windshield/decal must be on rear, right window. Only school issued hang tags are valid.
     
    • parking permit revoked for 30 days
     
    • parking permit revoked for 60 days
     
    E. Students may not go to the senior parking lot during the school day without a pass from a school administrator
     
    • parking permit revoked for 30 days
     
    • parking permit revoked for 60 days
     
    • parking permit revoked for the school year
     
    F. Use of a vehicle (regardless of ownership) to leave school grounds during the school day without administrative approval
     
    • parking permit revoked for the year
     
    G. Students must arrive at school on time
     
    • 10th tardy - 30 day suspension of parking privileges
     
    • 15th tardy - 60 day suspension of parking privileges
     
    • 20th tardy - Loss of parking privileges for the school year
     
    H. Underclassmen or unregistered seniors are not permitted to drive or park on school grounds
     
    • detention or Saturday detention(s), and 60 days loss of parking privilege from eligibility date in senior year
     
    • 1 day suspension and parking eligibility revoked for senior year
     
    I. Failure to report motor vehicle accidents on school grounds
     
    • parking permit revoked for the year
     
    J. Disciplinary Action for Moving Violations
     
    NOTE: The Memorandum of Agreement with local law enforcement provides FRHSD with a list of FRHSD students who receive summons for traffic violations.
     
    1. Moving violations not involving an accident
     
    • parking permit revoked for 30 days
     
    • parking permit revoked for 60 days
     
    • parking permit revoked for the year
     
    2. Moving violations involving an accident, regardless of degree of damage
     
    • parking permit revoked for the year or until legal system exonerates the student’s charges
     
    3. Violations of graduated license, including more than one passenger in vehicle
     
    • parking permit revoked for 60 days
     
    • parking permit revoked for the year
     
    4. Any student charged with a DUI/DWI may lose his/her parking privileges for the remainder of the school year pursuant to the provisions in N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.5. Students that lose their parking privilege and are subsequently determined to be not guilty may appeal to the Building Principal for reinstatement of their parking privileges.
     
     
    Plagiarism/Academic Dishonesty
     
    If a student is found in violation of the Plagiarism/Academic Dishonesty Policy appropriate discipline will be enforced. Teachers are to submit a written report of all incidences involving plagiarism/academic dishonesty to the Principal or designee. The teacher is also authorized to withhold credit on the assignment. FRHSD administrators reserve the right to respond to a violation of the Plagiarism/Academic Dishonesty Policy with one or more actions of varying severity, including:

    • Reprimand, parent notification, withhold credit on the assignment, and possible loss of eligibility for academic honors and awards including valedictorian. Repeated violations will be handled on a case by case basis. For all incidences, the National Honor Society will be notified.
     
    Possessing, Distributing and/or Selling a Chemical Substance or Drug Paraphernalia
     
    • 10 day suspension, expulsion referral, removal from school building by the appropriate law enforcement agency, and parking privilege revoked for balance of school year
     
    Sex Offense (subjecting another to sexual contact or exposure)
     
    For the incident to be considered a sex offense, at least one of the following criteria must apply to the offender. The offender must:
     
    • intentionally touch, either directly or through clothing, the victim’s intimate body parts, for the purpose of degrading or humiliating the victim; or
     
    • sexually arouse or sexually gratify himself or herself in view of the victim whom the offender knows to be present; or
     
    • force or coerce the victim to participate in any contact or exposure; or
     
    • commit any act of sexual assault defined under N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2, which includes provisions related to the age of the victim and the offender
     
    Consequences:
     
    • 4 day suspension, parental conference, and police notification
     
    • 10 day suspension, parental conference, possible expulsion referral, and police notification
     
      
    Tardy to Class
     
    • teacher detention (tardy one to four times)
     
    • central detention (fifth tardy)
     
    • multiple detentions, Saturday detention, and/or parental conference (after fifth tardy)
     
    Tardy to School
     
    • Tardy 1-6: Administrative Warning
     
    • Tardy 7: Detention
     
    • Tardy 8: Administrative Warning
     
    • Tardy 9: Detention
     
    • Tardy 10: Administrative Warning*
     
    • Tardy 11: Administrative Conference, Detention*
     
    • Tardy 12: Administrative Warning*
     
    • Tardy 13: Two detentions/Saturday detention*
     
    *Additional Loss of Student Privileges 
     
    Students with chronic tardiness (10 or more) are NOT eligible to participate in after-school activities scheduled for that day without approval from school administration and other school related privileges may be revoked including parking on campus, educational excursions, class activities, and prom.
     
     
    Threats Made to Staff
     
    • 4-10 day suspension, parental notification, police notification, and possible expulsion referral

     

    Threats Made to Students
     
    • 1-3 day suspension, parental notification, and police notification
     
    • 4-10 day suspension, parental notification, police notification and possible expulsion referral
     
     
    Theft/Larceny/Extortion
     
    • 1-10 day suspension, restitution, parental conference, possible expulsion referral, and police notification
     
    • 4-10 day suspension, restitution, parental conference, possible expulsion referral, and police notification
     
     
    Tobacco/Smoking Products (Possession- includes tobacco products, lighters, matches, e-cigarettes, vaporizers, cartridges, etc.)

                    •  confiscate, pass restriction, detention(s), and parental notification

                    •  confiscate, pass restriction, 1 day suspension, and parent conference

                    •  confiscate, pass restriction, 2- 4 day suspension, parental conference with building administration


    Tobacco Use (Includes electronic cigarettes) 

                    •  1 day suspension, Saturday detention, pass restriction, and parental conference

                    •  2-3 day suspension, pass restriction, and parental conference

                    •  3-4 day suspension, pass restriction, parental conference, and complaint filed with New Jersey Board of Health where applicable

     
    Truancy
     
    • detention(s) or Saturday detention
     
    • multiple detentions or 1-3 day suspension
     
    • 1-4 day suspension and referral to building principal
     
    NOTE: Students who are truant are subject to loss of privileges, including but not limited to, trips, prom, parking, etc.
     
     
     
    Unauthorized Photography and Video Recording
           
              • Confiscate, detention(s), Saturday detention, or 1 day suspension, return to parent
     
              • Confiscate, 1-2 day suspension and return to parent at parental conference
     
              • Confiscate, 3-4 day suspension and return to parent at parental conference 
     
    Failure to relinquish photograpy and video recording devices to a staff member is considered insubordination and will result in further disciplinary action. 
     
    NOTE: Confiscated photography and video recording devices are subject to review of content by administration. If any material on the device is considered illegal, pornographic, related to drug dealing or an act of bullying, the device will be turned over to the local police department. 
     

    Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
    (Positive chemical screening/failure or refusal to undergo screening/failure to have an immediate screening/refusal- refer to BOE policy)

    A. First Offense

    1. 3 day suspension (note: 2 days OSS, 1 day ISS)
    2. meeting with student and student assistance coordinator during suspension period
    3. re-entry meeting after suspension period with parent/guardian, student, student assistance coordinator, and building administrator
    4. re-entry contract signed
    5. student privileges may be revoked

    B. Second Offense

    1. 5 day suspension (note: 4 days OSS, 1 day ISS)
    2. meeting with student and student assistance coordinator during suspension period
    3. re-entry meeting after suspension period with parent/guardian, student, student assistance coordinator, and building administrator
    4. re-entry contract signed
    5. student privileges may be revoked

    C. Third Offense

    1. 10 day suspension
    2. Central Administration discipline hearing
    3. possible expulsion referral
    4. student privileges will be revoked

     
    Vandalism
     
    • 1-10 day suspension, restitution, parental conference, possible expulsion referral, and possible police notification 
     
    • 4-10 day suspension, restitution, parental conference, possible expulsion referral, and police notification
     
     
    Vulgarity/Disrespect
     
    • detention(s) or 1-2 day suspension
     
    • multiple detentions, Saturday detention, or 1-3 day suspension
     
    • multiple Saturday detentions or 1-4 day suspension
     
     
    Vulgarity/Disrespect Toward a Staff Member (verbal or written)
     
    • Detention(s), Saturday detention, or 1 day suspension
     
    • 1-2 day suspension and parental conference
     
    • 3-4 day suspension and parental conference
     
    • 4-10 day suspension and a Central Administration discipline hearing referral
     
     
    Weapons/Chemical Spray/Possession, Use, or Sale
     
    • 10 day suspension, police notification, parental conference, and expulsion
    referral
     

    Final implementation of these Behavioral Guidelines shall be subject to the authority of the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee and the Board of Education.